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#1 Jimmy0

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 15:21

Hi guys, my Galaxy S2 has recently developed an annoying issue of dropping the wifi connection.

Well I say dropping, what is happening is that it still is shown as being connected and full signal, but nothing will load. This can usually be solved by turning the wifi on and off again several times. However it is still intermittent at best.

It is really starting to get annoying because I want to use wifi at home to reduce my mobile data usage, however in its intermittent state it simply isn't possible.

Anyone else encountered this error or know of a fix?


#2 Singh400

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 15:32

I don't have a SGSII but have you checked the advanced wireless settings? Make sure it is set not to go to sleep, and pick the best wireless channel as well.

#3 OP Jimmy0

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 16:28

I have indeed set the option for wireless to never sleep.

And I can't get into the router to configure the settings because I don't know the password.

#4 OP Jimmy0

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 18:03

Hi guys, I seem to have fixed the problem now so thought I would update in case anyone else ever have the same problem.

I just set the phone to have a static ip rather than dynamic and that seems to have fixed my connection issues. :)

#5 f1ux

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 18:09

What version rom are you using? We're on KG1 2.3.4 now on the XDA forums

#6 OP Jimmy0

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 18:24

Still on 2.3.3... do I have to download this Kies thing onto my PC to update?

#7 KibosJ

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 19:01

I have never had any WiFi even on stock KE3 :/

I have now updated to KG1 2.3.4 and still have no issues, WiFi performance is great.

The only issue I have ever had with WiFi is when I first turn the phone on, it doesn't always connect.... turn WiFi off and back on and it works flawlessly.

This is hands down the best phone I have ever owned :)

I have NEVER been able to get this from a phone:

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#8 TheElite

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 19:08

II have NEVER been able to get this from a phone:

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You've never been able to get 12h+ out of a phone?

#9 KibosJ

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 19:10

You've never been able to get 12h+ out of a phone?


I have, but not a smartphone, with 60% battery STILL remaining.

I have had phones that have lasted me 3 days, but they were rubbish.

and my last phone (HTC Hero) would last me about 12 hours.

I send and receive a lot of texts and the phone would never last very long.

#10 JTaylor69

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 19:26

I have never had any WiFi even on stock KE3 :/

I have now updated to KG1 2.3.4 and still have no issues, WiFi performance is great.

The only issue I have ever had with WiFi is when I first turn the phone on, it doesn't always connect.... turn WiFi off and back on and it works flawlessly.

This is hands down the best phone I have ever owned :)

I have NEVER been able to get this from a phone:

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Your Android OS usage is a bit high, afaik this is a bug that affects a few phones running 2.3

#11 KibosJ

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 19:28

Your Android OS usage is a bit high, afaik this is a bug that affects a few phones running 2.3


It is a little high I believe but not as high as it was with 2.3.3 :)

12+ hours with 60% left is more than good for me :)

I'm sure that the amazing guys over at XDA will make this even better too :D

#12 Roger H.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 20:08

I think they are saying Android OS bug is preventing your phone from sleeping so you wuold get even more battery life if you got it looked at. My Android OS is NEVER anywhere more than 5% so you should check that asap!

#13 KibosJ

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 20:11

I wish I could, I don't know how to get it any further down.

I don't have many apps installed and no apps that do anything in the background particularly.

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Gmail (All google sync services)

I dunno what else it could be :/

#14 jimmyboah

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 15:42

Hi guys, my Galaxy S2 has recently developed an annoying issue of dropping the wifi connection.

Well I say dropping, what is happening is that it still is shown as being connected and full signal, but nothing will load. This can usually be solved by turning the wifi on and off again several times. However it is still intermittent at best.

It is really starting to get annoying because I want to use wifi at home to reduce my mobile data usage, however in its intermittent state it simply isn't possible.

Anyone else encountered this error or know of a fix?



I had the same problem with the phone dropping the wifi connection. I then went in to the wifi settings --> advanced and changed sleep åpolicy first from never to "when screen turns off" and then back again to "never" This did the trick on my phone :-)

#15 MillionVoltss

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 16:43

What length password are people using ?